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@nntaleb RWRI 7 now open: Feb 5-9 2018 http://realworldrisk.com/   Listening to Robert Fry @financequant lecturing on chaotic systems. pic.twitter.com/xeaR9Oanj6 Permalink 8:52 AM – 15 Nov 2017

@dhavalpanchal Enterpreunership : Leprechaun’s – playful mischief over purpose. Don’t get imprisioned by ur biz plan. Inspired from #rwri session by @nntaleb. Errors & jumps to conclusions all mine. pic.twitter.com/YOjfJVlftj Permalink 7:06 AM – 15 Nov 2017

@silver_plasmon1 I read Antifragile by Taleb (@nntaleb) 4 times until now. First time I read as a text book to get wisdom to survive. Second time as a memorial statement for Fat Tony. Third time as Das Kapital of Marx with correct mathematics. Fourth time as ethics to know good way to die. Permalink 5:19 AM – 15 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Semitic Philology Du Jour: “I will return in a couple of days” in Lebanese means “I don’t think I can come back any time soon”. Bhal Yawmeyn != in 2 days.https://twitter.com/TribuneWorld/status/930499644504920064   Permalink 10:26 AM – 14 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Ok I need to mend with my Iberic friends: NOTHING is close to the Serrano, etc. Thanks Cesar at the RWRI seminar for the gift pic.twitter.com/4GvoAsdNBI Permalink 5:11 AM – 14 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Which explains why in Levantine left is Shmel from Phoenician/Aramaic not Yassar. Permalink 4:18 AM – 13 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Semitic Philology Du Jour: Yamina (right) in Heb/Aram same root as “Yemen” = South; Smola/Shmola(left) same as “Bledel Shem”= North; “Shami“ =Northerner Permalink 4:11 AM – 13 Nov 2017

@nntaleb PATERNITY TEST: These Leb Arabists fed on fabricated theories of migrations from Arabia are in shock, like someone who went through paternity test & realizes his father isn’t his father. Permalink 3:08 AM – 13 Nov 2017

@GreenRupertRead Why are NGOs sceptical of genome editing? http://embor.embopress.org/content/early/2017/10/30/embr.201744385   > Useful information… Do share! @nntaleb Permalink 2:03 AM – 13 Nov 2017

@MaxBlumenthal No, you effectively called for the network to be destroyed, then demanded the cast of @RedactedTonight quit and take up work for Teen Vogue, which is guest edited this month by Hillary Clinton. What a joke. https://twitter.com/jenafriedman/status/928986700684161025  https://twitter.com/jenafriedman/status/929106195381719040   Permalink 7:59 PM – 12 Nov 2017

@nntaleb In fact people like me (Rum millet for Greek Orthodox) were saved by the Ottomans who unlike Arabs allowed Christians a Byzantine or other identity.https://twitter.com/luciansusanu/status/929859845716619264   Permalink 4:02 PM – 12 Nov 2017

@nntaleb “Geographically, it’s part of the region”: Why do all Arab nationalists bullshit? Athens is MUCH closer than Riyadh. And there is a desert+mountain separating. Permalink 2:55 PM – 12 Nov 2017

@nntaleb People you block feel compelled to read what you post. Permalink 9:52 AM – 12 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Some hope: Collapse of Saudi Barbaria, the most fragile place on the planet. With some compliments about yours truly. https://www.ft.com/content/b2e15d16-c62f-11e7-b2bb-322b2cb39656   ” target=”_blank”>http://pic.twitter.com/uZYLxOPNYk”>  pic.twitter.com/uZYLxOPNYk Permalink 5:41 AM – 12 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Solution https://www.dropbox.com/s/4fw33s7ojjvfgmf/GordianNov12.tex?dl=0   ” target=”_blank”>http://pic.twitter.com/WihxwsIM0H”>  pic.twitter.com/WihxwsIM0H Permalink 3:37 AM – 12 Nov 2017

@spartanwarriors Objects of precision and aesthetic appeal….a close-up of the Corinthian columns of the Temple of Bacchus, ca. 150 AD in the #Roman Heliopolis (Baalbek, Lebanon) – Photograph: Philip Maaskant pic.twitter.com/imw37brXaj Permalink 3:37 AM – 12 Nov 2017

@AlbertoAtreides What are the main applications of @nntaleb’s ideas to Law and Legal Theory in general? Note that he has explicitly shown us that he’s had influence from Contract Theory Scholastics like Olivi. Curious. It’s something to think upon. pic.twitter.com/2GPLFZwn9J Permalink 2:29 AM – 12 Nov 2017

@GreenRupertRead Brits! Please act on this: Crucial moment here for defending the @PrecPrinciple and stopping GMOs:https://twitter.com/gmfreeze/status/929353070454112256   Permalink 2:37 PM – 11 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Gigantic Squid Ink plate. pic.twitter.com/OSKjASCenm Permalink 11:35 AM – 11 Nov 2017

@SamiBarakat1916 Kamal salibi is full of shit and is a pan Arabist funded idiot. Science proves all those shit Arabist theories are wrong Permalink 9:42 AM – 11 Nov 2017

@nntaleb And gene flow from the Arabian Peninsula is small.https://medium.com/east-med-project-history-philology-and-genetics/something-nordic-supremacists-will-not-like-44d99e8a4188   Permalink 3:58 AM – 11 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Being part of the Ottoman Empire (500 y) was being part of East Med (“Near East”) on top of 3000 y of Greco-Phoenician-Byzantine. Leb airline was “Trans Mediterranean Airlines”, successor “Middle East Airlines” when Arabs started having $$. Arabization is recent. Permalink 3:57 AM – 11 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Good News: The resentment of Saudi Barbaria in Lebanon, across all communities, is helping the country come back to the Eastern Mediterranean & its Phoenician/Greco-Roman heritage, away from the Middle East. Permalink 3:23 PM – 10 Nov 2017

@beachvetlbc How about freeing this study from a $42 paywall, #Monsanto, so we can share all the information& limitations u don’t want people to read ? Permalink 10:34 AM – 10 Nov 2017

@Learn_lebanese Matal tene чan l’farq bēỹn l’leğa l’lebnēniyé wel leğa l’чarabiyé. #lebaneseVsArabic pic.twitter.com/Qr0MX6GcAH Permalink 9:11 AM – 10 Nov 2017

@nntaleb 3) For those who don’t get it “good neighbor” here doesn’t refer to exchange of holiday gifts, only absence of “tit for tat” & tacit understanding of dynamics. Permalink 8:26 AM – 10 Nov 2017

@nntaleb 2) these game theoretic situations of coordination w/speaking (Axelrod) are common in the animal kingdom. Permalink 8:16 AM – 10 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Leb Shiites & Israel seem to have unspoken non-agression “good-neighbor” pact unblemished for >11 y. No real territorial claims/sources of dispute. Don’t expect the Israelis to go to war for low-IQ-yet-Napoleonic Saudi w/no skin in the game. Gabish? Permalink 8:04 AM – 10 Nov 2017

@nntaleb The problem with such systems is that the longer you wait to fix it, the worse the collapse. Permalink 7:14 AM – 10 Nov 2017

@CutTheKnotMath Problem 4117 from Crux Mathematicorum #FigureThat #math #algebra pic.twitter.com/w1p6Lq4Dcp Permalink 7:12 AM – 10 Nov 2017

@CutTheKnotMath A Followup on Lewis Carroll’s Pillow Problem #FigureThat #math #probability pic.twitter.com/pSbNOm7v3W Permalink 5:40 AM – 10 Nov 2017

@normonics Insulting anyone anonymously will surely only deepen your personal problemshttps://twitter.com/ektrit/status/928977937134694401   Permalink 5:34 AM – 10 Nov 2017

@nntaleb The minority rule caused @GadSaad’s article on the minority rule to be hidden from sight.https://twitter.com/GadSaad/status/928838052734173186   Permalink 4:46 AM – 10 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Added entries to the glossary pic.twitter.com/ez2YYDpip9 Permalink 4:19 AM – 10 Nov 2017

@nntaleb And remember to NEVER humiliate a bedouin in public. pic.twitter.com/iwbHyEiZZB Permalink 3:31 AM – 10 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Saudi Arabia: with so much accumulated fragility, any reform, no matter if positive or negative, will accelerate collapse. Change is v. bad.https://twitter.com/davidboxenhorn/status/928900942354944000   Permalink 3:13 AM – 10 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Will Macron be hikacked and forced to resign? Unless he builds Wahabi centers, of course.https://twitter.com/afp/status/928724713416912896   Permalink 2:49 PM – 9 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Adding: monoculture (intellektshual) ( at the gym have nothing other than twitter to remember) Permalink 2:35 PM – 9 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Adding: scalability Permalink 2:33 PM – 9 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Adding: merchandizing of virtue. Permalink 2:27 PM – 9 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Last minute addition: The Glossary. Any comments? pic.twitter.com/cSmS7adKrt Permalink 1:49 PM – 9 Nov 2017

@CutTheKnotMath Practical Inevitability of Empty Spaces: a collection of tweets in a continued discussion on dart throwing https://www.cut-the-knot.org/m/Probability/ProbabilityQuizDuJour2.shtml   Permalink 12:58 PM – 9 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Looking for first name and city of residence of TakingHayekSeriously @FriedrichHayek Permalink 11:26 AM – 9 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Publishers put quotes by hotshots on back of books. I hate it. Told them I would get GENUINE quotes from REAL users e.g. “Joe from Denver”. Collecting quotes from readers (and re-readers) of Incerto & drafts of SITG. Please add to this thread. pic.twitter.com/YNXMr9uDND Permalink 11:15 AM – 9 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Nor for us Meds: Bread, olive oil, tapenade/hummus, garlic/herbs, and wine.https://twitter.com/GKCdaily/status/928322305889046528   Permalink 10:57 AM – 9 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Robert Fisk: Hariri was hijacked by Saudi Arabia. #ClownPrinceofSaudiBarbariahttp://www.independent.co.uk/voices/lebanon-prime-minister-saad-hariri-resignation-not-all-seems-quits-resigns-surprise-saudi-arabia-a8045636.html   Permalink 9:46 AM – 9 Nov 2017

@nntaleb #ClownPrinceofSaudiBarbaria Permalink 7:30 AM – 9 Nov 2017

@nntaleb My characterization of the Clown Prince of Saudi Barbaria: a low-IQ brat. You can’t be both. Permalink 7:00 AM – 9 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Real mathematics is NOT about solving particular probability riddles. It is about the MOST general solution to a given problem.https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/928592386699202565   Permalink 6:35 AM – 9 Nov 2017

@abdota “Peace: Neither Ink nor Blood” — @nntaleb https://medium.com/incerto/peace-neither-ink-nor-blood-4657956c82ac#—405-628   ” target=”_blank”>http://pic.twitter.com/Fy5ahrHyMs”>  pic.twitter.com/Fy5ahrHyMs Permalink 3:42 AM – 9 Nov 2017

@nntaleb (revision) I wrote the 2 editions of Bed of Procrustes (Incerto, Vol. 3, a book of aphorisms) as tweets under the PROCRUSTEAN BED of 140 ch. limit. No aphorism should exceed ~140 ch. Permalink 2:41 AM – 9 Nov 2017

@nntaleb I wrote the 2 editions of Bed of Procrustes (Incerto, Vol. 3, a book of aphorisms) as tweets under the 140 character limit. No aphorism should exceed ~140 ch. https://www.amazon.com/Bed-Procrustes-Philosophical-Practical-Aphorisms/dp/0812982401/ref=la_B000APVZ7W_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1482101294&sr=1-5   Permalink 2:28 AM – 9 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Q: What are you trying to do with Skin in the Game (& the Incerto)? A: Separating the fake from the true in anything: business, scholarship, academia, history, weightlifting, speeches, literature, war, mathematics of probability, politics, food… Permalink 1:50 PM – 8 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Resolved. Thanks all! Permalink 1:34 PM – 8 Nov 2017

@CutTheKnotMath Practical Inevitability of Clustering. A collection of excerpts from a discussion that followed @nntaleb’s tweet https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/926038923276627968   https://www.cut-the-knot.org/m/Probability/ProbabilityQuizDuJour1.shtml   ” target=”_blank”>http://pic.twitter.com/7EauvdZZyL”>  pic.twitter.com/7EauvdZZyL Permalink 10:55 AM – 8 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Correction. The “anti-corruption” crown prince RECENTLY bought a $500 million yacht. My problem isn’t so much the use of corruption to grab power. It’s the war mongering. The fellow is destroying Yemen. Permalink 10:33 AM – 8 Nov 2017

@Nigel_Farage #NeverForget pic.twitter.com/izfS3N5Wfb Permalink 9:31 AM – 8 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Technical friends: Which browser should I use for that? Thankshttps://twitter.com/DavorVirkes/status/924043928223051776   Permalink 5:43 AM – 8 Nov 2017

@nntaleb The “anti-corruption” crown prince owns a $500 million yacht. Did he buy it with his government salary? Who is being fooled? Who?https://twitter.com/amalsaad_lb/status/928218755309756416   Permalink 4:45 AM – 8 Nov 2017

@CutTheKnotMath You throw 16 darts uniformly randomly on 2D map with 16 squares. What is the probability of getting at least half the squares empty? pic.twitter.com/55AS8c3qrM Permalink 4:25 PM – 7 Nov 2017

@nntaleb OK, OK, not as good. But OK. Permalink 1:50 PM – 7 Nov 2017

@nntaleb T Shirt I got in Brazil x nao e f(x) ( x is not f(x) ) pic.twitter.com/uYWmJKGRPB Permalink 1:49 PM – 7 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Ok Ok almost as good. Permalink 7:25 AM – 7 Nov 2017

@nntaleb The Brazilian version of Jamon Iberico tastes even better. pic.twitter.com/6OaXWhEi9Z Permalink 6:58 AM – 7 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Antifragile in Brazil! pic.twitter.com/g1RsXgjYEh Permalink 4:50 AM – 7 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Is (war obsessed) Saudi Arabia socially, culturally, and intellectually one of the most BACKWARD nations on Planet Earth? Permalink 1:32 AM – 7 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Note that Monte Carlo methods for the problem converge very slowly. Combinatorial issues. Permalink 12:58 AM – 7 Nov 2017

@nntaleb A country that “confiscates”… Not very comforting investors in an IPO. Anyone thinking of “investing” in Saudi Barbaria is an imbecile.https://twitter.com/zerohedge/status/927663761594486784   Permalink 12:38 AM – 7 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Can someone explain why S. Barbaria w/GDP= 20K p capita (only oil), Yuge Youth unemployment, unskilled, Yuge deficit, is involved in wars? Permalink 3:38 PM – 6 Nov 2017

@nntaleb No! No!https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/927672843504177152   Permalink 3:31 PM – 6 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Either media is stupid, or Saudi rulers are stupid, or both Lebanon did not formally declare war &no common borderhttps://nyti.ms/2hNK7wx   Permalink 1:10 PM – 6 Nov 2017

@snarwani Where is Saad Hariri, and why did his “resignation” as #Lebanon’s PM take even his own party by surprise? Some background: pic.twitter.com/I2AjIZpMx7 Permalink 11:32 AM – 6 Nov 2017

@nntaleb The square differences. Nonlinearity: it flattens at 405.https://twitter.com/VergilDen/status/927595583195549696   Permalink 10:03 AM – 6 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Brazil pic.twitter.com/DVORB4hpsK Permalink 7:40 AM – 6 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Nudging fails in the only place where I thought it could work: medication routines.http://ja.ma/2j6kieB   Permalink 7:20 AM – 6 Nov 2017

@ggreenwald So much of the vicious, false, coordinated Dem/media attack on Donna Brazile was amazing, illuminating & horrifying. But this took the prizehttps://twitter.com/davidsirota/status/927028822456668160   Permalink 3:44 AM – 6 Nov 2017

@nntaleb Errata: “with d independent trials” @erugli @CutTheKnotMath Permalink 2:41 AM – 6 Nov 2017

@nntaleb FOOLED BY RANDOMNESS; final solution to the problem https://www.dropbox.com/s/3zriao8cq5u135d/GordianNov5.tex?dl=0   ” target=”_blank”>http://pic.twitter.com/mbIIU2Nl6L”>  pic.twitter.com/mbIIU2Nl6L Permalink 2:35 AM – 6 Nov 2017

@mjd1735 Mohammed bin Salman fired him. So much for “sovereignty”.https://twitter.com/asadabukhalil/status/926895247430361091   Permalink 5:05 PM – 5 Nov 2017

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@nntaleb On my way to Moscow for a lecture at Moscow State U. Tuesday Permalink 9:27 PM – 14 Oct 2017

@nntaleb & rape apologist Permalink 8:47 PM – 14 Oct 2017

@nntaleb There is enough to show that CNN BS vendor journalist Michael Weiss @michaeldweiss is misogynist & has pro-fascist pro-Alqaeda tendencies. Permalink 4:47 PM – 14 Oct 2017

@nntaleb witchhunts Permalink 4:07 PM – 14 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Acceptable; silence for $$ only so if perpetrator will not harm others.https://twitter.com/inkion/status/919321058464768000   Permalink 3:01 PM – 14 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Le bouc émissairehttps://twitter.com/drudge_report/status/919313113144426496   Permalink 2:47 PM – 14 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Using like @dandrezner a strawman to tag someone you don’t like “racist”,”sexist”, “somethingist” to trigger whichhunts is morally repellent Permalink 2:02 PM – 14 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Vile @dandrezner transformed my disaproval of encouraging further rape w/$$ for silence as “sexist”. What do to him?https://medium.com/incerto/the-facts-are-true-the-news-is-fake-5bf98104cea2   Permalink 1:17 PM – 14 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Actors represents to us on the screen how other citizens are; but they are too fake to be like other citizens. No #skininthegame, all image Permalink 12:42 PM – 14 Oct 2017

@sicruzado That being said McGowan must admit it wasn’t correct to make a deal on her silence. She traded her integrity for “career”. Permalink 11:12 AM – 14 Oct 2017

@amyalkon Keeping silent as trade for money & fame ultimately means selling out others down to road to be victimized – ugliest self-interest. Permalink 8:15 AM – 14 Oct 2017

@nntaleb By what logic is accepting payment to perpetuate the system NOT creating future victims? Selling one’s silence is non negociable ethically. Permalink 8:05 AM – 14 Oct 2017

@nntaleb No, imbecile. It is payment to stay silent! Permalink 7:23 AM – 14 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Or, worse, blackmail. @schmittpaula Permalink 7:14 AM – 14 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Any financial transaction of the sort is just prostitution.https://twitter.com/schmittpaula/status/918780641919033344   Permalink 6:51 AM – 14 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Paper will be on Archiv next Tue. Permalink 6:43 AM – 14 Oct 2017

@____AGM____ This paper destroys political science BS models.https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/919188024457560069   Permalink 6:10 AM – 14 Oct 2017

@keithwalkiewicz “There exist a kind of people for whom life is some kind of project…” – @nntaleb #Antifragile pic.twitter.com/MsHHVagLnk Permalink 6:10 AM – 14 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Election Predictions as Martingales: An Arbitrage Approach, forthcoming in Quantitative Finance. pic.twitter.com/YQMb2WhbhL Permalink 6:07 AM – 14 Oct 2017

@CutTheKnotMath A friendly probability question #FigureThat #math #probability pic.twitter.com/e47QM8THA6 Permalink 12:04 PM – 13 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Flunked. This leaves no tail on dish, likely to be dyed pasta.https://twitter.com/EduQuinn/status/918572125870534657   Permalink 1:21 PM – 12 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Stupid pple have political “scientist” friends. Blocking them keeps your feed clean of political scientists & other bullshitters. Gabish? Permalink 9:28 AM – 12 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Romans wd despise today’s scholars of Rome, as “tawkers”, nonrisktakers, e.g., a nondoer “expert” on Stoicism s.a.@mpigliucci #skininthegame Permalink 6:40 AM – 12 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Most of all, Romans gave actors a pariah rank in society, because they “faked” by profession. #skininthegame Permalink 6:34 AM – 12 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Romans believed in Lindy. They detested theory, wanted results. They never mistook technology for science. #LindyEffecthttps://twitter.com/holland_tom/status/918463935011057665   Permalink 6:31 AM – 12 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Shin and Waw, obvious. J2a haplogroup. Permalink 6:27 AM – 12 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Comment 1: A few idiots ranting here (now blocked) didn’t get that barbers, technologists & artisans are not included in my hobbyist list. Permalink 5:07 PM – 11 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Some pursuits such as 1) love, 2) science, and 3) politics are more genuine when carried out by hobbyists rather than professionals. Permalink 2:16 PM – 11 Oct 2017

@BlueSertorius I think you did not understand his books then. (Taleb on twitter)=(taleb on books)^2 and I fucking love it Permalink 11:19 AM – 11 Oct 2017

@nntaleb WEINSTEIN Punish him for exploitation of women. But he seeking treatment for libido Not misuse of power/hypocrisy/virtue signaling! Permalink 7:26 AM – 11 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Το oνομα μου είναι *Νίκος* στα Ελληνικαhttps://twitter.com/NBDruid/status/918091350335213568   Permalink 6:27 AM – 11 Oct 2017

@CutTheKnotMath A problem of loaded dice https://www.cut-the-knot.org/Probability/LoadedDice.shtml   #FigureThat #math #probability ” target=”_blank”>http://pic.twitter.com/lTlvz6OWyl”>  pic.twitter.com/lTlvz6OWyl Permalink 6:03 AM – 11 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Every few days, I find myself lamenting U. Eco’s absence. No living figure is that rich: fertile, erudite, playful, charming,& Mediterraneanhttps://twitter.com/holland_tom/status/917429987044679680   Permalink 11:30 AM – 10 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Dakhil origin: Aramaic corrupted, not Arb (DKL) pic.twitter.com/YMDqnJcfgJ Permalink 10:20 AM – 10 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Not of word of Arabic in this Leb. sentence: Dakhil rabb (Fear Lord), Canaanite fann: Greek (pneuma) bi: Aramaic Ligha: Greek (logos)https://twitter.com/Abbinus/status/917784833773985793   Permalink 10:17 AM – 10 Oct 2017

@garyruskin Reporting on the World’s Most Controversial Farm Chemical, via @CivilEats @TheBostonWriter http://bit.ly/2fYsgBr   @careygillam Permalink 5:47 AM – 10 Oct 2017

@nntaleb I confess I had someone specific in mind Loss aversion punishes Much harder to be asked “why is there is a statue?” than why there isn’t onehttps://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/902138152281919488   Permalink 3:43 AM – 10 Oct 2017

@CutTheKnotMath A second probability problem #FigureThat #math #probability pic.twitter.com/S6Q7Uwddsu Permalink 3:33 PM – 9 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Ana méṡé ma3ak. La nġayyer min Faddoul ṡwayy. Bass l”3″ aḣsan min el rusé.https://twitter.com/turlevnon/status/917495082017796096   Permalink 2:05 PM – 9 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Maltese works because it has minimal switches @turlevnon pic.twitter.com/zaPWxxGzZH Permalink 1:30 PM – 9 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Na22e 7arf ma7al l ع (bil siryéné ܥ wbil aramé ע ) lallébnéné ljdid. ч amma 3 ? Permalink 10:19 AM – 9 Oct 2017

@JulianAssange Richard Thaler just won the Bank of Sweden Prize for economics (there is no Nobel prize for economics). Thaler is dangerous proponent of state totalitarianism who wants to eliminate unsurveilled human economic exchange. Sweden is the most cashless society.https://twitter.com/R_Thaler/status/796007237458206720   Permalink 10:06 AM – 9 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Pick a letter as substitute for ع (equiv to ܥ in Syriac or ע in Aramaic) for Modern Lebanese. ч or 3 (note that ч is from the Cyrillic) Permalink 7:00 AM – 9 Oct 2017

@GreenRupertRead Delighted: my motion on extending the @PrecPrinciple to cover X-risks and research-funding into them just PASSED overwhelmingly at #gpconf Permalink 3:41 AM – 9 Oct 2017

@nntaleb The @EUDelegationTur doesn’t get that the Turks didn’t “come to” Mardin (small DNA flow). Turkish speaking simply means someone converted. pic.twitter.com/MYvq281BHV Permalink 8:36 AM – 8 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Nietzsche’s Master-Slave morality in modern terms: Reputation is for slaves, Honor, Courage, & Integrity is for the Self-Owned. Permalink 1:54 PM – 7 Oct 2017

@nntaleb The main problem is vulnerability to reputational effects. Fragility. You can’t be a slave and avoid behaving like a slave.https://twitter.com/wolfejosh/status/916712530738900992   Permalink 10:44 AM – 7 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Someone writing the article didn’t get scaling. Sweden is small. Size is a dominant characteristic.https://twitter.com/pascalbouvier/status/916632044196724736   Permalink 4:54 AM – 7 Oct 2017

@mikeadsit Roundup kills more than weeds. Beneficial soil bacteria face a weed-killing threat from above | Cornell Chronicle http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2017/06/aristildeglyphosate   Permalink 6:12 PM – 6 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Please, this is only for US residents who follow me on Twitter. Where did you get the last book you’ve read? Permalink 5:25 PM – 6 Oct 2017

@nntaleb “Tings” I learned today: a- There is no money in glamor (W’s stake is 130 m pretax) b- You don’t have to be really rich to buy into politics pic.twitter.com/9wNWwr8EFN Permalink 5:05 PM – 6 Oct 2017

@nntaleb 3/3 The more people do “data” the less they understand its information. Permalink 3:22 PM – 6 Oct 2017

@nntaleb In other words, don’t cross a river because it is 4 feet deep ON AVERAGE. Gabish? #Antifragile Permalink 3:21 PM – 6 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Harvey W. was a master at virtue signaling. Pseudo-left: they endorse causes to feel virtuous.https://medium.com/incerto/the-merchandising-of-virtue-b548762658f0   Permalink 3:09 PM – 6 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Another person who doesn’t understand convexity.https://twitter.com/simongerman600/status/916418298186694656   Permalink 2:56 PM – 6 Oct 2017

@izag2010 @izag2010 Firearm incidents have thin tailed propability Distributions, Terrorism, Fat tailed you Imbeciles! @nntaleb Permalink 2:54 PM – 6 Oct 2017

@GuruAnaerobic Mark Sissons is right – being obsessed with Keto misses the point. As @nntaleb wud say, it’s an insult to variationhttps://www.marksdailyapple.com/where-i-part-ways-with-the-popular-keto-movement/   Permalink 5:18 AM – 6 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Did someone answer this idiot?https://twitter.com/ftmag/status/915833997145595904   Permalink 5:52 PM – 5 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Squid ink pic.twitter.com/O3qSCTY8Vu Permalink 10:25 AM – 5 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Counter to Arabists BS vendors, there was in 4th C. Roman province called “Phoenicia” & there were “Phoenicians”. Libanius (Autobiography) pic.twitter.com/4Drb9552BR Permalink 8:04 AM – 4 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Yeah, yeah, yeahhttps://twitter.com/thespainreport/status/915527395528110080   Permalink 4:17 AM – 4 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Cirillo lektchuring my class on extreme value distributions pic.twitter.com/s1D5EXglUr Permalink 3:28 PM – 3 Oct 2017

@nntaleb OK,OK, new title again pic.twitter.com/kyRFZvRU5x Permalink 12:58 PM – 3 Oct 2017

@nntaleb OK, OK, So new subtitle pic.twitter.com/yAzfereSrz Permalink 6:15 AM – 3 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Finally, @DrCirillo came to spend a couple of weeks in New York. We plan on finishing the book and publishing by February. pic.twitter.com/cPLSrUZREd Permalink 5:52 AM – 3 Oct 2017

@nntaleb This economist gets it that *some* doctors do more harm than good. But doesn’t realize we shd be much better off w/o economists than with.https://twitter.com/JustinWolfers/status/915182646480838657   Permalink 5:30 AM – 3 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Una lezzione Calabrese, la lezzione “na vota u mese” (once a month) pic.twitter.com/8BoYR9K6Vg Permalink 7:31 AM – 2 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Friends, can Anyone answer:What are the proportions if haplogroups/ subclades in Catalunya? Permalink 6:42 AM – 2 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Real World Risk Seminar: No thought police, no pol correctness, nothing is off-limits. (Nov 13-17) @financequant http://realworldrisk.com/pictorial_view_of_the_program_by_dhaval   Permalink 5:29 AM – 2 Oct 2017

@nntaleb What I learned today: Ottomans used the Western (AD) calendar (1899).https://twitter.com/OttomanArchive/status/914565507071823875   Permalink 4:45 AM – 2 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Lindy: Progress means change, but not too fast. pic.twitter.com/7vr5C6GkfG Permalink 3:24 PM – 1 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Catalunya. Permalink 2:22 PM – 1 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Never argue w/ pple on twitter. Expose people’s arguments for others to see. More generally, you argue with the audience, not the person.https://twitter.com/Mangan150/status/914542702938730497   Permalink 12:21 PM – 1 Oct 2017

@nntaleb A function in Mathematica to get the [a]-Mean (mean across all permutations); helps w/ Miurhead’s ineq & other uses of a generalized mean. pic.twitter.com/ClIJzpeU8V Permalink 12:05 PM – 1 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Where is Orwell? Replaced by monoculture-promoting, reputation-minded, pseudoleftist wusses. Wusses.https://twitter.com/WillMcHoebag/status/914452597205069824   Permalink 5:46 AM – 1 Oct 2017

@nntaleb Where is Orwell? Replaced by monoculture-promoting, reputation-minded, pseudoleftist wusses. Wusses. https://twitter.com/WillMcHoebag/status/914452597205069824   Permalink 5:46 AM – 1 Oct 2017

@PZalloua 2-Sunset over temples of Astarte (left) and Baal Amon (right). Cadiz pic.twitter.com/2q5SRur9yi Permalink 2:50 AM – 1 Oct 2017

@nntaleb This holds largely for EastMed and partly for WestMeds. Permalink 1:33 PM – 30 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Population Genetics du Jour: If Armenians/Georgians/Iranians(N)/Anatolians/Kurds look Mediterranean, it’s because Meds originate from there. Permalink 12:54 PM – 30 Sep 2017

@nntaleb In academia, there is no difference between academia & the real world. In the real world, there is. (inspired by Yogi Berra)https://twitter.com/DrTomFlynn/status/902647984000827392   Permalink 11:32 AM – 30 Sep 2017

@nntaleb “Dear Dr T, Someone sent me an article in which you wrote [some insult] abt me” Translation: “I googled my name & found your mentioning me” Permalink 11:29 AM – 30 Sep 2017

@nntaleb “Privatized” homeland security, if you want to see it that way.https://twitter.com/theeconomist/status/914134920741695489   Permalink 9:20 AM – 30 Sep 2017

@nntaleb A new challenge. Initial from @erugli , @CutTheKnotMath pic.twitter.com/bs1cHjf5ZX Permalink 4:30 AM – 30 Sep 2017

@nntaleb The skin in the game (symmetry) Q is: Would you like your daughter to appear in Playboy? If so, then do the interview. Otherwise, shut up Permalink 3:15 AM – 30 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Partial list of interviewees… Two-faced “left” intellectuals using a vehicle demeaning to women for own self-promotion. pic.twitter.com/bcFVOMQDuW Permalink 11:43 AM – 29 Sep 2017

@maircomm And a former colleague, a Hungarian: “The problem with Nassim Taleb is not that he’s an —hole. Nassim Taleb is an —hole. The problem with Nassim Taleb is that he is right.” Permalink 7:13 AM – 29 Sep 2017

@CutTheKnotMath Kunihiko Chikaya’s Inequality https://www.cut-the-knot.org/m/Algebra/Kunny.shtml   #FigureThat #math #algebra #inequality ” target=”_blank”>http://pic.twitter.com/5PSfS17eHm”>  pic.twitter.com/5PSfS17eHm Permalink 7:08 AM – 29 Sep 2017

@nntaleb An “interview” in Playboy is the equivalent of putting a prayer room in the middle of a bordello, w/the excuse that it attracts worshippers. Permalink 5:14 AM – 29 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Genetic Literacy Project is a Monsanto mouthpiece meant to smear scientists who disagree. Should NEVER be relied upon. Gabish? Permalink 3:12 AM – 29 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Nice to wake up to such great news. Delenda Monsanto! Euro Parliament decide to bar Monsanto lobbyists https://www.ft.com/content/5c1c61e6-a457-11e7-b797-b61809486fe2   via @FT Permalink 2:47 AM – 29 Sep 2017

@DirkAntonvM If there is only one article you want to read this Fall, let it be this one. It explains so much of the turmoil around the world.https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/913359606356877312   Permalink 2:41 AM – 29 Sep 2017

@AJA_Cortes People with muscular necks don’t get fucked with Permalink 3:53 PM – 28 Sep 2017

@nntaleb So, Mary Beard, with all this career bloviating in books you can’t tell the difference between DESCRIPTIVE & NORMATIVE? Permalink 2:48 PM – 28 Sep 2017

@SwaidanCeline Ohhhhh pleasseee: عُقْد: necklace. عِِقد: decade. عَقْد: contract. عَقَدَ: held. عَقَّدَ: complicated. عُقَدْ: knots.https://twitter.com/theweirdworld/status/913461743162134528   Permalink 1:15 PM – 28 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Mary Beard ou are hinting that I stand AGAINST equality? You keep proving you are intellectualy DISHONEST, insecure, and a BS artist. Permalink 1:06 PM – 28 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Replace “religion police” in this NYT Op-Ed about what happened to @AkyolinEnglish by “thought police” & notice there is NO difference.https://twitter.com/nytopinion/status/913463407076106241   Permalink 12:58 PM – 28 Sep 2017

@nntaleb What “humble” brag? There is nothing humble about me and I do NOT hide it. Gabish? Permalink 12:37 PM – 28 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Was told it was the most impactful & most read interview on the planet. Many “serious” authors did it: Nabokov, Mailer, Moravia, Rand… Permalink 12:24 PM – 28 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Playboy. I can proudly say that the Playboy Interview is the first interview I ever declined, when I was invited in 2008. Permalink 11:50 AM – 28 Sep 2017

@sprenten Only about 5 people read this tweet and understand it was made to make you think and not to confirm a bias! Permalink 11:42 AM – 28 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Tax plan: if passed, will it be retro-effective for 2017 (as was Reagan’s)? Permalink 10:05 AM – 28 Sep 2017

@DeadLiftCapital just as de Tocqueville described pic.twitter.com/b4FpyKP1Bl Permalink 6:45 AM – 28 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Not just Byzantine, though. The DNA of the Koura, shows some Krusader genes. Mountains nearby: Armenian genes (Mardaitis) @PZalloua pic.twitter.com/upZIjvRhfA Permalink 6:41 AM – 28 Sep 2017

@nntaleb IYI: “He has mentioned quantum mechanics at least twice in the past 5 years in conversations that had nothing to do w/physics.” Chap 6 ,SITGhttps://twitter.com/dandolfa/status/913225599489118208   Permalink 6:33 AM – 28 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Those who have equal rights today are complaining much, much more than when they didn’t have them. Permalink 6:06 AM – 28 Sep 2017

@nntaleb The old technique is that if your target has thick skin/f*** you money, attack pple close to him.https://medium.com/incerto/the-skin-of-others-in-your-game-3f51d8ccc3fb   Permalink 5:52 AM – 28 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Dear friends, Someone anonymous I’ve blocked are targeting gents I interract w/ & harrass them. I suggest blocking & reporting to twitter. Permalink 5:25 AM – 28 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Only 5000 years gap between Syria and Saudi Barbaria.https://twitter.com/leithfadel/status/772601014226653184   Permalink 4:13 AM – 28 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Minority rule https://medium.com/incerto/the-most-intolerant-wins-the-dictatorship-of-the-small-minority-3f1f83ce4e15  https://twitter.com/WestmonsterUK/status/913348073077792768   Permalink 4:07 AM – 28 Sep 2017

@CutTheKnotMath Here’s I put it up. Thank you https://www.cut-the-knot.org/m/Algebra/erugli.shtml   ” target=”_blank”>http://pic.twitter.com/r3AW7zOkTc”>  pic.twitter.com/r3AW7zOkTc Permalink 7:04 PM – 27 Sep 2017

@HenricsonJacob Thrilled to be joining @nntaleb and friends for Real World Risk workshop in November. #MakeRiskRealAgain Permalink 12:20 PM – 27 Sep 2017

@CutTheKnotMath A simple inequality with exponents in two variables https://www.cut-the-knot.org/m/Algebra/InequalityWithExponents.shtml   #FigureThat #math #algebra #inequality ” target=”_blank”>http://pic.twitter.com/jD6UiPXZOB”>  pic.twitter.com/jD6UiPXZOB Permalink 9:51 AM – 27 Sep 2017

@nntaleb The Koura valley stayed off and on Byzantine for a while.https://twitter.com/hagiasophiatr/status/913038071532269568   Permalink 7:22 AM – 27 Sep 2017

@nntaleb A footnote on associated accusations of “sectarianism” pic.twitter.com/WO5mzI1tpi Permalink 6:22 AM – 27 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Final Devaluation of “Racism”: Arabs/Turks accuse Kurds of “racism” for wanting their own state Kurds accuse them of “racism” for opposing Permalink 5:41 AM – 27 Sep 2017

@JudicialWatch The FBI collaborated w/ the IRS in the IRS scandal. The IRS Commish should be removed from office. Learn more here: http://jwatch.us/vCwTo5   ” target=”_blank”>http://pic.twitter.com/icV20zNueB”>  pic.twitter.com/icV20zNueB Permalink 2:45 PM – 26 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Isocrates: Treat other states the way you’d like to by treated by them. Silver Rule is the foundation of modern society. Apply to states. pic.twitter.com/Q66kGjJDg1 Permalink 11:58 AM – 26 Sep 2017

@nntaleb 1918: Woodrow Wilson’s doctrine of self determination. 2017: US/EU Position on Kurdistan driven by oil interests. Permalink 11:34 AM – 26 Sep 2017

@nntaleb The only way to undertand how something works is by figuring out how to break it.https://twitter.com/strifenjustice/status/912697416368967680   Permalink 11:29 AM – 26 Sep 2017

@nntaleb Politico story does not report that Monsanto ghostwrote Helmut Greim paper on glyphostate.https://twitter.com/thackerpd/status/912694078088851456   Permalink 9:25 AM – 26 Sep 2017

Psychology, Noah Smith, Kapish?, Saudi Barbaria, Bernie, Ottomans, Yugo, Lebanon | Twitter

@MaxAbrahms The problem isn’t that Hillary makes foreign policy mistakes, but that she makes the same mistake over & over again:https://twitter.com/capreble/status/723849697245442048   Permalink 5:32 AM – 23 Apr 2016

@nntaleb بمالطه بيكتبوا لغه ساميه بالحرف اللاتيني @adnanhobalah @ZJoureir Permalink 11:47 AM – 23 Apr 2016

@nntaleb La2. Sa3iid 3akl kan ma7sour billebnene. Ana bilshami (ye3n3 el suriyye w se2er el mashre2 bima biyon el daffe elgharbiyye.) @ZJoureir Permalink 11:11 AM – 23 Apr 2016

@nntaleb 2/ mitlma el telyene ballash bi-Dante 3eyzin 7ada yektub adab bil-shami. Permalink 10:58 AM – 23 Apr 2016

@nntaleb El3uroube wellgha el3arabiyye killa tezwir tari5e. El-shami ligha lawa7da bte2rab el-3arabe wel-arame, 3ayzin niktub kitub fiya latballesh. Permalink 10:55 AM – 23 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Kurzweil is not dangerous at all: the fool will give a test case of failure to outsmart opaque & complex systems.https://twitter.com/trishankkarthik/status/723909943796076546   Permalink 9:32 AM – 23 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Fake kebbe: made out of a vegan paste (w/fennel) for Orthodox lent.pic.twitter.com/FWeAiJfTF8 Permalink 3:10 AM – 23 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Pleased to see the Arabic script phased out in Lebanon, mostly Christian areas. Next: replace Arabic by #Levantinepic.twitter.com/VGGkHiYGvI Permalink 3:01 AM – 23 Apr 2016

@Peepsqueak Turns out Scientific American is a Monsanto shill! http://huff.to/1Sp5mNQ   |@nntaleb rt @PhonkArtpic.twitter.com/430C40CmKN Permalink 1:47 PM – 22 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Mediterranean mezze (tapas) with local araq ouzo Beirut style. The Mediterranean is about small plates.pic.twitter.com/5a6UymSzLQ Permalink 11:17 AM – 21 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Letting the media monitor itself & influence policy is letting those at the bottom in both streetsmarts & schoolsmarts run the world. Permalink 1:57 AM – 21 Apr 2016

@Hayder_alKhoei From Pakistan to Mali, Saudi-financed madrasas have popped up and cultivate religious extremism & terrorism http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/21/opinion/obama-in-saudi-arabia-exporter-of-oil-and-bigotry.html   #pt Permalink 10:29 PM – 20 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Information is like a *swelling* balloon. It grows with time.https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/722591957030076416   Permalink 11:19 PM – 20 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Answer: If s[x]>0 for {x:F>1/2} => \int is >0. Background:The grrrreat M. Gell-Mann said work with prob outside [0,1]. It is just a weight! Permalink 5:23 PM – 20 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Said to be the Aramaic used by Egyptian admins. Countries didn’t switch to Ar. immed.;adapted Aramaic. https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/718927788925804544   @HanySonbaty Permalink 5:17 PM – 20 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Achemenid Aramaic in Egypt (“Imperial Aramaic”) @HanySonbatypic.twitter.com/9gqjcsu42y Permalink 5:06 PM – 20 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Egypt spoke some Aramaic for ~1200 years before the Arab invasion. @HanySonbaty Permalink 4:50 PM – 20 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Now the core of the problem (still jetlagged!)pic.twitter.com/wbD8nXQZgB Permalink 4:47 PM – 20 Apr 2016

@adnanhobalah #syria @asadabukhalil @PierreABISAAB مش لازم نضل تاركينون يسرحوا و يمرحوا مدعي الخبره الاكيديميه ببلاد الشامhttps://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/722835760160706561   Permalink 4:06 PM – 20 Apr 2016

@nntaleb OK, first is true, second is false, but reveals an important inequality.pic.twitter.com/bQ3ZizKQ86 Permalink 4:25 PM – 20 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Aramean came to Egypt before Arabic (“mayya”, etc.) via the Persian invasion. http://www.fooledbyrandomness.com/notebook.htm   @HanySonbaty Permalink 4:16 PM – 20 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Removed more typos (jet lag). Proved first one, second TK.pic.twitter.com/GwKiSBSPrS Permalink 4:11 PM – 20 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Deleted tweets with typos and added conditions.pic.twitter.com/4FSKZCdf6n Permalink 3:58 PM – 20 Apr 2016

@nntaleb 7akiyna a2rab 3al-Arame minel 3arabehttps://twitter.com/THE_47th/status/722916556334714880   Permalink 3:42 PM – 20 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Antifragility and scale.https://twitter.com/yaneerbaryam/status/710513143387185152   Permalink 1:51 PM – 20 Apr 2016

@nntaleb I got tipped off when @janinedigi (innocently) tweeted atrocities by Assad that were pictures of children in Lybia.https://twitter.com/JacksonDiehl/status/722829299657494528   Permalink 11:12 AM – 20 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Heuristic: When a ME think tank defines itself as “nonpartisan”, it is funded by Saudi Barbari/other Wahabi states.pic.twitter.com/IxQ2Tqp3eT Permalink 10:14 AM – 20 Apr 2016

@nntaleb I am just conveying what everyone who doesn’t have a Phd in bullshittology called pol sci knows.https://twitter.com/raheeln/status/722823972035936256   Permalink 10:07 AM – 20 Apr 2016

@nntaleb In Lebanon sipping arak & heard something to got me enraged at think thanks. How Saudi Arabia captured Washingtonhttp://www.vox.com/2016/3/21/11275354/saudi-arabia-gulf-washington?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=feature%3Atop&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter   Permalink 10:04 AM – 20 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Debunking some spin about the Syrian warhttp://www.joshualandis.com/blog/presidents-al-assads-first-speech-an-insiders-account/   Permalink 9:05 AM – 20 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Heuristic. For a vacation place that’s not spoiled, not corrupt: no ski slopes, & no beaches. Permalink 7:21 AM – 20 Apr 2016

@nntaleb To keep a balloon under water, you need to spend more & more energy.The DC lobbyist for Saudi Arabia can’t stop thishttp://nypost.com/2016/04/17/how-us-covered-up-saudi-role-in-911/   Permalink 6:05 PM – 19 Apr 2016

@DavidBCollum Lindsey Graham admits he’s a complete idiot/wuss/Saudi protectorhttps://twitter.com/thehill/status/722564703055167488   Permalink 5:06 PM – 19 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Someone saying “ethics is good for success” is missing the entire point of ethics. Permalink 9:10 AM – 19 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Saudi prince arrested in Leb for drug smugling. Saudis blackmailed Leb to release him. Leb said no, pull your $$.US will have same pride. Permalink 12:21 AM – 19 Apr 2016

@nntaleb US says Saudi government has nothing to do w 9/11; only “members” of Saudi establ/Royal family that…run the placehttps://twitter.com/mjd1735/status/722251489494700032   Permalink 10:31 PM – 18 Apr 2016

@nntaleb I am on my way to Beirut one of the very few places where Saudi Barbaria cannot reach me. Permalink 2:51 PM – 18 Apr 2016

@nntaleb This is biggggg! They are progressively losing the state of denial that Saudi Arabia WAS indeed funding Jihadists.https://twitter.com/tparsi/status/722172847351848961   Permalink 2:28 PM – 18 Apr 2016

@nntaleb DEBATE: Ethical to give a women-only scholarship for the risk certificate? http://realworldrisk.com   @stevenstrogatz Permalink 9:39 AM – 18 Apr 2016

@nntaleb The EU developed into a tool for the bureaucratic class and lobbyists, hence as such will blow up. @hughhopper Permalink 9:30 AM – 18 Apr 2016

@nntaleb 1) The point is that if the Treasury needs junk math to convince you to stay, they did not find real aguments against it. @hughhopper Permalink 9:28 AM – 18 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Mr @tomstafford, again I asked you for a SINGLE counterample of a psych paper that got my Th. 1. One single will do.https://twitter.com/tomstafford/status/721621901089579008   Permalink 9:04 AM – 18 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Observe in my expurgating the system of BS-operator @Noahpinion how ethics follow the tenacious minority rule http://fooledbyrandomness.com/minority.pdf   Permalink 8:04 AM – 18 Apr 2016

@zerohedge @nntaleb one reaction to the black swan piece http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-04-18/one-trader-finally-loses-it   Permalink 7:41 AM – 18 Apr 2016

@nntaleb I did write that book. It is called Antifragile.https://twitter.com/EngineerDiet/status/722068382800035842   Permalink 7:27 AM – 18 Apr 2016

@nntaleb “Even without fat tails” is like saying “assume you remove one’s head”. @noise_random @rorysutherland @CravenPartners @Gerald_Ashley Permalink 7:18 AM – 18 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Why the UK Treasury equations are, mathematically, BS:in Silent Risk @CravenPartners @rorysutherland @Gerald_Ashleypic.twitter.com/WoJrOH3lCi Permalink 6:11 AM – 18 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Page to protect pple from Noah Smith @noahpinion BS operator and troll wBloomberg megaphone http://www.fooledbyrandomness.com/SmithBSVendor.html  pic.twitter.com/6kaEwla8l6 Permalink 5:46 AM – 18 Apr 2016

@nntaleb (cont) Another oddity: the Ottomans until 1800s preserved Orthodoxy (deal w/Patriarch): Populations under them were Orth (Serbia vs Croatia) Permalink 5:42 AM – 18 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Indeed Machiavelli boasts of “bloodless wars”: knights had tough armor so were more like bar fights! technology=murder @alexapostolides Permalink 3:48 AM – 18 Apr 2016

@nntaleb My thesis director was a woman and there were 2 woman mathematicians on my committee. @stevenstrogatz Permalink 3:46 AM – 18 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Nation State: Pre-unification of Italy battles were frequent but small e.g. Anghiari (~900 v.), Molinella (~600). WW1: 650,000 Italians died Permalink 3:33 AM – 18 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Nero di Seppia. Last time before Orthodox Easter.pic.twitter.com/pLvxxQCQtk Permalink 4:57 PM – 17 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Not true. Not twice the intensity. More like … 10 times (part for those who are offensive to the general public).https://twitter.com/pauld1981/status/721810180162203648   Permalink 3:28 PM – 17 Apr 2016

@nntaleb We need to prevent Bloomberg from becoming a trolling platform https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/50282823/noah2.pdf   @davidjshipley @noahpinionpic.twitter.com/TnlXHbHFxW Permalink 3:24 PM – 17 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Here is the recent rigorous examination of the Christians under Umayads: Not so rosy. https://oi.uchicago.edu/research/publications/lamine/lamine-1-christians-and-others-umayyad-state   @BewilderedCopt @beshymike Permalink 2:25 PM – 17 Apr 2016

@nntaleb We know know that the Dhimi status was periodically rescinded, particularly under the abbasides @BewilderedCopt @beshymike Permalink 12:50 PM – 17 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Syria will have the same cyle as post Habsgurg Eastern Eur: after merger, Yugo back into more homogeneous states.https://twitter.com/sodronen/status/721760131743150081   Permalink 11:03 AM – 17 Apr 2016

@nntaleb A simple point in the article that explains why @Noahpinion failed his academic career.pic.twitter.com/7tINfCUHxi Permalink 10:54 AM – 17 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Historical rigor => comparing mores year by year: compare Ottomans 1480 to Europe 1480 (inquisition). Kapish? @drubald Permalink 10:36 AM – 17 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Irony of history:the more the Ottomans got Westernized,w/West structures/laws,the more they killed Christians @lilbabykeffiyeh @candela3paz Permalink 10:21 AM – 17 Apr 2016

@nntaleb In 1800s “The Mohammedan Wrld” was represented by a Greek FM.1980s:Egypt did not grant a Copt, Boutros-Ghali the rank of minister @beshymike Permalink 10:16 AM – 17 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Oddities of history: a Greek, Caratheodory Efendi (father of the mathematician) representing “the Mohamedan world”pic.twitter.com/awhReWggG2 Permalink 9:58 AM – 17 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Ottomans weren’t likeable; but Arabs were vastly more intolerant of Christians than the Ottomans. @beshymike @iShabi7a Permalink 9:47 AM – 17 Apr 2016

@nntaleb I vote for half of Bernie, for foreign policy.https://twitter.com/tparsi/status/721733402714615808   Permalink 9:20 AM – 17 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Partly but remember Ottomans welcomed Sephardic Jews (Tessaloniki) & had Greek prime ministers. Not all black and white @lilbabykeffiyeh Permalink 9:11 AM – 17 Apr 2016

@nntaleb The very idea of Turkey as “nationality” was absent bef. Greek indep 1820 (even then, subjects), dev. after German and Italian unifications, Permalink 8:42 AM – 17 Apr 2016

@nntaleb You mean do NOT put probabilistic rigor into decision theory? @tomstafford Permalink 8:31 AM – 17 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Nobody is saying Ottomans were social workers. But they tolerated minorities so long as there was $, unlike Turkish nationalists. @airdummer Permalink 8:19 AM – 17 Apr 2016

@nntaleb In Antifragile I discuss switch from imperial and tolerant Ottoman Empire to ethnic Turkish nationalism of late 19th Century with massacres. Permalink 8:12 AM – 17 Apr 2016

@nntaleb It Christian minorities have survived in the Levant, it is thanks to policies of the Ottoman empire. Reversal started with nation-states. Permalink 7:27 AM – 17 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Russia has nuclear weapons. The US has nuclear weapons. Saudi Arabia has a large royal family with prediabetes. @Alea_ Permalink 6:28 AM – 17 Apr 2016

@nntaleb And the Saudis already have a lot of gold,and Euro-based investments. They don’t have to sell $600 bn. And real estate…@sanatanabhasha Permalink 5:42 AM – 17 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Those who sell “precious” metals will receive … $$ it is a myth that money “leaves”, only price pressure @sanatanabhasha Permalink 5:37 AM – 17 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Mr Lakens your paper is a verbose handwaving looping soup;I require rigorous mathematical presentation. @lakens @JPdeRuiter @Neuro_Skeptic Permalink 5:21 AM – 17 Apr 2016

@LaplaceHomeBoi @AdrianSterry @nntaleb @RudyHavenstein I propose the ‘NNT-value’. This measure the power of propagating bullsh*t until @nntaleb catch you Permalink 4:31 AM – 17 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Noah Smith @Noahpinion will resign from Bloomberg. He cannot use it a troll-platform @TonySandos @AdrianSterry @RudyHavenstein Permalink 3:37 AM – 17 Apr 2016

@nntaleb I could find a SINGLE book or paper in the psych of decisions that gets the point of Th 1. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/50282823/ppArXiv2.pdf  https://twitter.com/tomstafford/status/721621901089579008   Permalink 3:34 AM – 17 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Show a single COUNTEREXAMPLE of a psychology paper that does not violate the theorem 1. @jlmcht Permalink 3:33 AM – 17 Apr 2016

@AdrianSterry @RudyHavenstein @nntaleb NNT responds to assholes .0001% of the time, it’s just that instead of telling them to f*** off,he destroys them Permalink 2:35 AM – 17 Apr 2016

@nntaleb The other accounting pbm w/Saudi Arabia: by the time they start selling their reserves, now only $600b will be reduced by $300 bn Permalink 7:30 PM – 16 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Finally getting a compliment about Saudi Arabia.https://twitter.com/LongShortTrader/status/721525231173636096   Permalink 7:28 PM – 16 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Never hit the Obama administration, threatened by Saudi Arabia’s divestment, to ask: where will you put your $750bn? In Kuwaiti Dinars? Permalink 7:23 PM – 16 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Where we get more coherence from the Daily News than the “intellectual” NYT.https://twitter.com/GEsfandiari/status/721513453383524352   Permalink 7:10 PM – 16 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Mr Smith were you”resigned” from Stony Brook for inability to do research or did you depart on your own? Was Bloomberg informed? @Noahpinion Permalink 6:07 PM – 16 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Added more to paper showing equity premium puzzle is miscalculated, an extension of Th 1. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/50282823/ppArXiv2.pdf  .pic.twitter.com/iZQuxGEpzV Permalink 3:42 PM – 16 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Democracy Shmemocracy, vague and gamable constructs. What matters is governance, absence of an agency problem, absence of rent seeking. Permalink 3:06 PM – 16 Apr 2016

@MaxAbrahms What’s amazing is how little Americans seem to care about Saudi involvement in 9/11, except for the widows https://twitter.com/IraqiSecurity/status/721451629644529664  . Permalink 2:37 PM – 16 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Mr Smith so you wrote a critique of Karthik Arthreya’s book w/o having read it? “On the disgusting side” @Noahpinionpic.twitter.com/UvSyrigQPU Permalink 2:12 PM – 16 Apr 2016

@Buy_Hold_Drink @nntaleb deals smackdown to @Noahpinion over shotty reporting. If reporters question the people, who questions the reporters? NN, that’s who Permalink 1:19 PM – 16 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Mr Smith are there other books you’ve written abt w/o having read & if so, which ones? Or do you want someone else to reveal? @Noahpinion Permalink 1:11 PM – 16 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Noah Smith’s credibility is now gone (more TK) but by stopping at Bloomberg I would be letting down authors victimized by media. @Noahpinion Permalink 12:51 PM – 16 Apr 2016

@DFSalbatross @nntaleb there is nothing i enjoy more than seeing you go after people like this. of all applications of your philos, ethics most important Permalink 11:53 AM – 16 Apr 2016

@nntaleb So, Mr Smith, if someone asks you to mispresent something, and you complied, it ceases to be a misrepresentation? @Noahpinion Permalink 11:48 AM – 16 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Journos feel ENTITLED to write anything they can spin about you. Try to make them accountable & they freak out.https://twitter.com/Noahpinion/status/721392300446711808   Permalink 10:42 AM – 16 Apr 2016

@nntaleb So you mean the dean encouraged you to hide you were no longer prof. to gain credibility as columnist, Yes/No? @Noahpinion Permalink 10:39 AM – 16 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Because I have the means, the audience & the will, I am morally obligated to vindicate authors terrorized by the press & make it accountable Permalink 10:10 AM – 16 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Mr Smith, “a year leave?”. Your dean said in Jan: “he is not with us” & “he is not coming back”. Was he lying?https://twitter.com/Noahpinion/status/721087624333492225   Permalink 10:02 AM – 16 Apr 2016

@nntaleb OK, OK. Saints can be dangerous. So I prefer Saint Ron Paul to Saint Bernie though they have similar foreign policy.https://twitter.com/DoubleEagle49/status/721365398357020673   Permalink 8:52 AM – 16 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Not abt wrong but about being ETHICAL & fixing erroneous statements. Press is accountable. Kapish?@PaulThomasiii @Noahpinion @davidjshipley Permalink 8:43 AM – 16 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Breach of Journ Ethics by Bloomberg View & @Noahpinion; staff refusal to correct @davidjshipley cc:@MikeBloombergpic.twitter.com/kcDiYCud3c Permalink 8:25 AM – 16 Apr 2016

@nntaleb An author *knows* if someone has read his/her book or bullshitting. In the case of Noah Smith it is blatant. @BenGoldN @Noahpinion Permalink 7:14 AM – 16 Apr 2016

@zerohedge @nntaleb he wrote a bunch of comments about ZH without actually having read any of it Permalink 6:20 AM – 16 Apr 2016

@nntaleb They catching up to the fact that Noah Smith @noahpinion has written comments on The Black Swan without reading it.https://twitter.com/opento/status/721326705185570816   Permalink 6:19 AM – 16 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Try to mentally construct someone with the integrity of Bernie Sanders but with your political opinions. He raises standards! @saifedean Permalink 6:14 AM – 16 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Here is an explicit distribution of P-Hacking, as well as problems with power. https://arxiv.org/pdf/1603.07532v3   @JPdeRuiter @Neuro_Skeptic Permalink 6:13 AM – 16 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Sainthood: financially & personally uncorruptible, pure moral integrity. He can be right, or wrong, can’t be bought.https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/721317569446178816   Permalink 5:59 AM – 16 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Bernie Sanders has all the attributes of a secular saint. Regardless of the effects of his policies, he brings sainthood to public service. Permalink 5:41 AM – 16 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Smith tried to use his “academic” status to impart a scholarly credibility to his article. Scholarly he is not. @foxyforecaster @Noahpinion Permalink 5:37 AM – 16 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Fighting terrorism while protecting perpetrators: The Obama admin compromises moral values: ever happened before?pic.twitter.com/byoc7bebB4 Permalink 5:02 AM – 16 Apr 2016

@nachkari @LongShortTrader @nntaleb Noah is a partisan hack masking as an econ. He comes off as the archetypal econ that Nassim rails against Permalink 9:03 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Now a harder question, Mr Smith. Did you READ The Black Swan? Yes/No. @Noahpinion Permalink 8:39 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb But you should certaily be fired by any decent outfit for misrepresenting my ideas in The Black Swan in an article. @Noahpinion Permalink 8:27 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb If you say thay you are teaching at Stony Brook, there is no problem and I withdraw. Are you a professor there, Yes/No? @Noahpinion Permalink 8:25 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Back to the original question: why are you claiming to be at Stony Brook when you are not there? Why aren’t you answering? @Noahpinion Permalink 8:21 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb It is only criminal to lie under oath or under some circumstances. Try to consult with legal before more bullshitting here. @Noahpinion Permalink 8:18 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb If I ceased to teach at NYU I would not find it ethical to claim that I am a professor at NYU, no matter the title. @DreadCrash @Noahpinion Permalink 8:11 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb I did not use “criminal”: your actual activity does not match your claims. Why? @Noahpinion Permalink 8:07 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Stop putting words in my mouth. You claim to be assistant prof at Stony Brook. When was the last time you taught there? @Noahpinion Permalink 8:02 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb That’s what fraudsters and bullshitters say when they are caught.https://twitter.com/Noahpinion/status/721103376767852544   Permalink 7:48 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb But… I am living well. I am just allergic to fraud & fraudsters. @WLTSchirano @Noahpinion Permalink 7:45 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb This is big: an implicit admission of involvement by Saudi Barbaria, or role of members of the royal family.https://twitter.com/joshua_landis/status/721167105211564032   Permalink 7:45 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Scheduled for an interview w/Bloomberg TV. But from editors’ behavior @noahpinion I feel moral disgust. What to do? Permalink 7:31 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@TradeScylla Let’s show a little love for @nntaleb. A blogger lied and he didn’t let it go. If only #politics worked like this.https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/721052151498338304   Permalink 6:36 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb My theory was that someone like Noah Smith who writes BS will have many other instances of BS, hence …https://twitter.com/blightersort/status/721112619327819778   Permalink 4:13 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Another liar: ceux qui se ressemblent s’assemblent. https://twitter.com/amonck/status/721102923879620608   Permalink 3:32 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb You have ALL the attributes of an intellectual fraudster. @Noahpinion @arosaen Permalink 3:31 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb 2) And MISREPRESENTING is not an idea problem but a CHARACTER problem. Kapish? @Noahpinion Permalink 3:24 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb 1) Point is not that Smith @noahpinion is wrong but that he actively MISREPRESENTS my work. & this is the 4th time. Msrprsntng is UNETHICAL Permalink 3:23 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb I do not think that there is a single academic on the planet who does not notice his “citation” thing.https://twitter.com/Noahpinion/status/721088725929762816   Permalink 3:19 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Smith @noahpinion:agrees w/passage(bt makes me say opposite) His editor @JamesGreiff”Smith sees things differently”pic.twitter.com/UEP4MRfSaj Permalink 3:02 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Liekwise when people are caught making a logical fallacy, they call it a “disagreement”.https://twitter.com/normonics/status/721086028564471813   Permalink 2:26 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Mr Smith you willingly spread this mistake on citation count. Yours was 0, not 5,483. @davidjshipley @Noahpinionpic.twitter.com/TQlD4c69tL Permalink 2:21 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb The Black Swan about “overestimation”.It’s in CHARACTER for Noah smith to MISREPRESENT. @davidjshipley @Noahpinionpic.twitter.com/pIcSM8Xdqu Permalink 1:35 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Because I’ve seen Mr Smith committing other misrepresentations. It is his CHARACTER. @davidjshipley @jon4fish @Noahpinion Permalink 1:27 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Just ask the subject: Mr. Noah Smith have you been lying for 5 months about academic position? @arosaen @davidjshipley @Noahpinion Permalink 1:14 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb The dishonest part is MISREPRESENTING the idea. It is a matter of CHARACTER nothing to do with idea. @jon4fish @Noahpinion Permalink 1:10 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Call the University. I just verified with another member of the department, was told the same. @arosaen @davidjshipley @Noahpinion Permalink 1:01 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Smith SHOULD HAVE changed his CV Bloomberg bio. @foxyforecaster @arosaen @davidjshipley @Noahpinion Permalink 12:59 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Was informed in December that Noah Smith was no longer at U since he wasn’t fit for research. @arosaen @davidjshipley @Noahpinion Permalink 12:55 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Further one does not have to write a rebuttal to Noah Smith when it was ALREADY in the book. Have some ethics. @davidjshipley @Noahpinion Permalink 12:44 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb We can confirm that Noah Smith has been LYING about his position at Stony Brook. Does Bloomberg condone such BS? @davidjshipley @Noahpinion Permalink 12:42 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Dear Mr Bloomberg, @MikeBloomberg, is it Bloomberg policy to allow journos writing about books they haven’t read? @davidjshipley @Noahpinion Permalink 12:32 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Mr Smith have you read T Black Swan before commenting? Is it Bloomberg policy to have journos randomize comments? @davidjshipley @Noahpinion Permalink 12:29 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Since Mr Noah Smith I gather you haven’t been at Stony B. since at least Dec, why do you misrepresent position? @Noahpinion @davidjshipley Permalink 12:18 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Once again, Mr Smith, are you currently at Stony Brook Yes/No? @Noahpinion @SpeakingBee @mjd1735 Permalink 12:06 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb David Shipley @davidjshipley is the editor of Bloomberg View. Who was involved in editing/factchecking @noahpinion?https://twitter.com/LucasWilk/status/721050679729647616   Permalink 12:05 PM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Another point: Is Noah Smith hiding that he was thrown out of academia? It is compatible with his behavior @SpeakingBee @mjd1735 @Noahpinion Permalink 11:51 AM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Actually given that it was in The Black Swan Noah Smith violated journalistic ethics misrepresenting the idea &book. @mjd1735 @Noahpinion Permalink 11:11 AM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Bob Shiller is v. honest, just showing since paper is being used. As to Pinker, I tried & tried convincing him privately before going public Permalink 9:43 AM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Mr @noahpinion,was told your academic career was cut short at Stony Brook. Why does you keep in bio? Am I wrong? @Kurtosis_ @InjuredThales Permalink 9:40 AM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb For those who ask: Bloomberg article abt Black Swans has same flaws as the Pinker article on war. Except worse.https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/720989442194960384   Permalink 9:26 AM – 15 Apr 2016

@MarcosCarreira @nntaleb https://twitter.com/MarcosCarreira/status/324801689053962241   Bruno attributed this phrase to you Permalink 8:11 AM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb The Shiller paper is flawed. 1) wrong estimator 2) Bad tail prob https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/50282823/ppArXiv2.pdf   @InjuredThales @Noahpinionpic.twitter.com/QbwATMYrh3 Permalink 7:57 AM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Astrology does not influence policy makers, but BS psychology a la Sunstein does! https://www.facebook.com/nntaleb/posts/10153769251858375  https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/720951206860992513   Permalink 6:58 AM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb As the 5b fine shows, the main difference between Goldman Sachs & other criminal organizations is, simply, better & more connected lawyers. Permalink 6:28 AM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb You look at astrologers as a field of BS,I look at psychology as same but w/arrogance @Research_Tim @Firefly_fan @CoyneoftheRealm @ja_furman Permalink 5:25 AM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Psychology is so bullshit that it takes outsiders to debunk @Research_Tim @Firefly_fan @CoyneoftheRealm @ja_furman https://www.facebook.com/nntaleb/posts/10153769251858375   Permalink 5:14 AM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb This response illustrates the resistance against anything but a 7th C language –& of course 7th century thinking.https://twitter.com/Quran_Chart/status/720773858316267521   Permalink 5:10 AM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Mistranslation: “Atabeg Zanki God has mercy upon him) shd be “the late Atabeg Zanki”, رحمه الله = ref to departed @Hamadalna @GhassanDahhan Permalink 4:36 AM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb The Penguin translator is a BS operator: 60-70 in the original becomes 80. #bewarelazytranslators @Hamadalna @GhassanDahhan Permalink 4:31 AM – 15 Apr 2016

@nntaleb Minority rule: Yunan a Christian confronted 70 robbers; intimidated them t safe passage. @Hamadalna @GhassanDahhanpic.twitter.com/UlZTKBZIJh Permalink 4:29 AM – 15 Apr 2016